wire level protocol

wire level protocol

A low-level interface. It typically refers to programming interfaces (APIs) in a network directly above the physical layer that are used strictly for transport or interconnection. It often refers to protocols that invoke functions such as CORBA, DCOM, RMI and SOAP. It may also refer to database and other such interfaces. See wire level.
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The driver communicates directly to the database through the database's own wire level protocol, eliminating the need for the database client software.